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Maren Vitousek

Maren Vitousek, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

My lab studies how stress and social interactions alter the biological state of organisms that experience them. Much of our work uses free-living passerine birds, including tree swallows, as model systems to test the neuroendocrine, epigenetic, and gut microbial impacts of stress and social connectedness, and their fitness effects.

Title: Associate Professor

Department: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Roles: Faculty Investigator, Potential Undergraduate Mentor

Research Areas: Animal Hosts, Bacteria, Disease Ecology and Evolution, Microbiota and Microbiomes